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Publisher's Summary

The complete, authoritative, and up-to-date history of American feminism intersectionality, sex positivity.

Updated and expanded, the second edition of A History of U.S. Feminisms is an introductory text that will be used as supplementary material for first-year women's studies students or as a brush-up text for more advanced students. Covering the first, second, and third waves of feminism, A History of U.S. Feminisms will provide historical context of all the major events and figures from the late 19th century through today. 

The chapters cover: first-wave feminism, a period of feminist activity during the 19th and early 20th centuries that focused primarily on gaining women's suffrage; second-wave feminism, which started in the '60s and lasted through the '80s and emphasized the connection between the personal and the political; and third-wave feminism, which started in the early '90s and is best exemplified by its focus on diversity, intersectionality, queer theory, and sex positivity.

©2021 Rory C. Dicker (P)2021 Seal Press

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